My first transceiver the famous HW101. Bought is as a kit in july 1975 for $ 319,45 at the Heathkit Electronic Center in El Cerrito Ca. USA
After some years I would have a real rig with WARC bands and good filters the FT1000 MP
And in March 2010 I bought my amplifier. As of today (November 2023) it still has the original tube and operates very well.
The HW101 was replaced by the Sommerkamp FT-277E
Then my FT897 decided to give a display failure so I replaced it with the IC7300
And here is my newest toy. Bought is in Novemner 2021. Firmware updates can be downloaded from the files section of my website.